Fatima Alleyne, Ph.D, Board Advisor, East Bay Community, currently serves as the Director of Community Engagement and Inclusive Practices in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley (Cal). As Director she is responsible for developing and directing programs that engage faculty, staff, and students from the College of Engineering (CoE) in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, establishing and directing new programs in strategic partnership with faculty, leading the annual strategic planning process to guide programs and priorities to advance E&I, and managing a diverse budget portfolio. Dr. Alleyne is also founder of FAConsulting, which supports educational institutions in the development of inclusive and culturally responsive learning environments. She currently serves in a myriad of leadership roles, including but not limited to, UC Berkeley’s TRiO Programs Advisory Board, Student Conduct Hearing Panel, and Disability Accessibility Review Team, as well as the West Contra Costa Unified School District Career and Technical Education Committee, Healthy Richmond Steering Committee and trustee of Area 1 on the Contra Costa County Board of Education.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Alleyne was employed as Director of Faculty Engagement for Equity and Inclusion in CoE, an Education Outreach Coordinator for an NSF-funded STEM Center, and Research Specialist in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Cal, Education Advisor for the Center for Restorative Solutions, and General Research Engineer in the Healthy Processed Foods Research unit for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). While at the USDA, Alleyne investigated thermal storage and renewable energy sources for agricultural purposes and served as member and chair of the Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity Committee. Dr. Alleyne always pursued research projects with a societal impact such as protective clothing apparel for farmworker communities, microstructural analysis of prophylaxis for HIV/AIDS prevention applications and aluminum nitride resonators for energy scavenging devices. Dr. Alleyne earned her BA in Chemistry from City University of New York, Hunter College and MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.